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Respiratory Care

Health Science career cluster

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (66 semester credit hours)
  • Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus East

Program Options

Degree

Role of the Respiratory Therapist

Watch Life and Breath, (link will open in a new window) a video from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), to learn about areas of practice in respiratory care.

Under supervision of a physician, the therapist:

  • Administers therapy
  • Performs diagnostic tests, pulmonary rehabilitation and patient education
  • Assures proper functioning of therapy equipment
  • Plays a major role in the treatment of critically ill patients

Our Mission

To prepare graduates to be successful, confident and competent professional therapists who provide excellent patient care.

Program Data

3-year time period being reported: January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2016

  • 92.6%: Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialing success
  • 87%: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing success
  • 12.9%: Attrition
  • 81.5%: Job placement
  • 70: Total number of program enrollees during that period
  • 54: Total number of program graduates during that period

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Outcomes Data by Program

Accreditation

We are a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)-Accredited Respiratory Care Program.

  • Category: RRT-level program
  • Accreditation Status: Continuing Accreditation
  • Degree: Associate of Applied Science 

 

Contact

Program Director

John Hiser, M.Ed., RRT, FAARC
817-515-2401
john.hiser@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus

Cal Quigley, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
TRTR 3201A
817-515-2472
cal.quigley@tccd.edu

Cassie Ardry, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
TRTR 3201A
817-515-1181
cassie.ardry@tccd.edu

Updated December 06, 2017